Empowering Women

Fighting Zika with Fashion

Currently wandering across Asia, I have to admit it crossed my mind to venture out to South America. For years now Peru has topped the list of must hit places. When in the region, why not explore neighboring Ecuador as well? It was all very tempting.   Yet, when faced with the growing Zika presence […]

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32.5: Girlpreneurs Creating an Impact with Alexis Kauchick (Eternal Essence Candles)

Turning a tragedy into an outlet to empower individuals across the United States, and even the world, is a lesson we can all pull from. It’s an avenue that takes strength and dedication. This is exactly what Alexis Kauchick, along with the help and support of her parents, is doing. Alexis started Eternal Essence after […]

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32: Empowering Girlpreneurs – Holly Lichtenfeld (Bright Girls Company)

If you came across a girl selling canoe shaped leaves on the side of the road, what would you do? Luckily for girls everywhere, several kind-hearted individuals stopped and purchased fascinating canoe shaped leaves when eight-year-old Holly Lichtenfeld stood on the side of the road doing just that. That experience shaped the way for an […]

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31: Nourishing the World- Lisa Curtis (Kuli Kuli)

How much power do our greens have? What if I told you there was one plant out there that can is a new super food, serves up the most nutrient dense dish you’ve had, tackles malnutrition, empowers communities around the globe and is available in your local Whole Foods store? Oh, did I mention that […]

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29.5: Stories: Addressing Maternal Mortality- Dr. Taraneh Shirazian (Saving Mothers)

Having quality hospitals nearby is something we take for granted. While we may pass several doctors’ offices or clinics on our way to work, many individuals in developing country do not have access to proper healthcare. This has far-reaching implications for women trying to bring a new life into the world. In many developing countries, […]

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From Service to Super Foods

It’s so exciting to hear about cutting edge products that are gaining traction in the market. That’s how I feel with Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli. When you blend a powerful food source with a compelling story AND it tastes good, this product will take the health food market by storm. Type of Service […]

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Educating Girls & Fashionable Enterprise

Continuing the Journey to Social Entrepreneurship experience we have Kristin Casper who was there when Bosh Bosh got their start. Type of Service Peace Corps in Liberia Key Takeaways The blend of education with business in an area in need of economic development. My Favorite Part Kristin’s insights to how Bosh Bosh started and how […]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Fashion – Bracelets that Teach Coding

Yes, you read that right. There is a bracelet that can teach you how to code. Pink Think’s new visionary product blends social interaction, fashion and education in a manner to get girls excited about learning a difficult topic. Founder Makada Ricketts promises that if you are able to write a sentence that you too […]

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15: Bringing Geeky Back with Leslie Fishlock (Geek Girls)

Did you know that there were more women in tech fields in the 1970’s and 1980’s than today? If your eyebrows just crinkled into a weird position you’re skeptically reading this, then I’m with you. But it’s true. Turns out that many early tech positions fell to receptionists or secretaries. These women were some of […]

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13.5 Stories from the Field: Power of Education with Kristen Casper (Bosh Bosh)

Sometimes we take for granted the sheer power of education. Let’s be honest. When we were in elementary school or Jr. High, rather than value our classes we spent more time counting down the seconds until we were “released” from the confines of school.   It’s amazing how a little perspective makes you appreciate things […]

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13: From Scraps to Empowerment with Charlene Espinoza (Bosh Bosh)

When Charlene applied for the Peace Corps, she had no idea it was a two year term of service. That tidbit of information definitely gave her pause. But with an invitation to serve in Africa, the continent that she had her heart set on, she accepted and never looked back.   Not only did she […]

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11.5 Stories from the Field: Rwandan Basket Weavers from All Across Africa

“When you see the improvement of family on the community level, tell you about their experience and where they come from. That cheers you up. You can’t complain about your daily nonsense or stress. It gives you joy when you see what people accomplish.”   That’s Bernard’s description of his work with All Across Africa. […]

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11: Baskets that Change Lives with Alicia Wallace (All Across Africa)

“She’s ruining everything.” Those were the words that met Alicia Wallace as she worked to develop dignified jobs in rural Rwanda.   I can’t even imagine the sting of those words after Alicia diligently worked to embed herself into the Rwandan cultural and grow All Across Africa. But change isn’t always easy. Neither is patience. […]

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10.5 Stories from the Field: Why We Need to Empower Girls in STEM

When 14-year-old Gigi grows up, she’s debating between becoming an architect and a scientist. While she has grand ambitions, there aren’t a lot of toys out there to help engage her in science, technology and math. Worse, she feels that a lot of the toys out there are facilitating the idea that girls are meant […]

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10: Teaching Girls To Code Through Fashion with Makeda Ricketts (Pink Think)

Did you know that through elementary school that girls are actually very interested in science and math? Then something happens in junior high and girls lose their interest.   Makeda Ricketts, founder of Pink Think, decided to do something to fix that.   To engage girls in STEM and coding, she created a revolutionary codable […]

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8.5 Stories from the Field: How Business Boutique Moved Business Forward

In episode 8 we connected with mover and shaker Christy Wright during the premier Business Boutique event! This event was designed to inspire and equip women to go from a hobby to a business.   And it worked!   In this episode we connected with three women who because of the event were able to move […]

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Women Entrepreneurship Con

Listen To The Audio Version Follow Me On Blab Join Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Mastermind Powered by the Simple Live Press I had the really unique opportunity to co-host the first Women in Entrepreneurship Conference with blab in December. This is a replay of the live broadcast with Hannah Russell-Goodson, Espree Devora, Stephanie Burns, Natalie Eckdahl | […]

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2.5 Stories from the Field: Redefining the Traditional CEO with Ana Bermudez (TAGit)

Wednesday’s episode showcased Stephanie Burns as she spoke to the changing landscape of both entrepreneurs and redefining the standards for company culture. To bring to life the realities of creating this transition, we connected with Ana Bermudez, the founder of the innovative new app TAGit.   When Ana sat down to start her company, we […]

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2: Chic CEO: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Stephanie Burns, founder of Chic CEO, created her business after identifying a constant need among women for the trusted resources to help launch their business. What started as a discussion in her living room soon turned into a national resource equipping women, and men, with the know-how to create a successful business. Want more inspiring […]

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